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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Baby

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ba"by
An infant or young child of either sex; a babe.
Senses
  1. A small image of an infant; a doll."She clung about his neck, gave him ten kisses, Toyed with his locks, looked babies in his eyes." [Heywood.]

Etymology: Dim. of babe

adjective Ba"by
Pertaining to, or resembling, an infant; young or little; as, baby swans.
verb Ba"by
To treat like a young child; to keep dependent; to humor; to fondle.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A project of personal concern to someone ("this project is his baby")
  2. A very young mammal ("baby rabbits")
  3. The youngest member of a group (not necessarily young) ("the baby of the family" and "the baby of the Supreme Court")
  4. A very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk ("the baby began to cry again", "she held the baby in her arms", and "it sounds simple, but when you have your own baby it is all so different")
  5. An unborn child; a human fetus ("I felt healthy and very feminine carrying the baby" and "it was great to feel my baby moving about inside")
  6. An immature childish person ("stop being a baby!")
  7. Treat with excessive indulgence
Wiktionary

Borrowing from English baby.

  1. baby (infant)

Notable Persons Named Baby

Baby Face Nelson is a gangster and bank robbery.

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Baby was given the name Peter Connelly on March 1st, 2006 in London. Baby is also known as Child A and Baby Peter. They left this life on August 3rd, 2007.

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Baby Bash is a hip hop music, pop-rap, and contemporary r&b rapping, songwriter, and actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1995 to present. Baby was given the name Ronnie Rey Bryant . Baby is also known as Baby Bash.

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Baby was given the name Stephanie Fae Beauclair on October 14th, 1984. She left this life on November 15th, 1984.

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Baby Huey was a funk, rhythm, blues, soul music, and rock music musician. His career lasted from 1963 to 1963. Baby was given the name James Ramey on August 17th, 1944 in Richmond, Indiana, United States. He breathed his last breath on October 28th, 1970.

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Baby Esther was a singing, entertainment, singer, and entertainer. Her career lasted from 1920 to 1928. Baby was given the name Esther Jones in United States. Baby is also known as Baby Jones. She left this life in 1934.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Baby

Sachin was born on December 18th, 1988 in Adimali.

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Mississippi was born in 2010 in Mississippi, United States.

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M. A. Baby is a Member of the Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), Minister of Education, Cultural Affairs Kerala State, Member of thePolit Bureauof theCommunist Party of India (Marxist), and Minister ofEducationand Cultural AffairsKerala State. M. was born on April 5th, 1954 in Prakkulam, Kollam.

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Their career lasted from 2006 to 2006. The was given the name William Nilsson . The is also known as Nilsson and William (real name).

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Amara Baby is a soccer player for the R. Charleroi S.C., LB Châteauroux, Le Mans FC, Stade Lavallois, AJ Auxerre, and Senegal national football team. Amara was born on February 23rd, 1989 in Le Blanc-Mesnil.

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How popular is the baby name Baby in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1912 7 7 0
1913 8 8 0
1914 5 5 0
1915 7 7 0
1916 10 10 0
1917 10 10 0
1918 8 8 0
1919 16 11 5
1920 16 10 6
1921 15 8 7
1922 22 13 9
1923 22 12 10
1924 35 24 11
1925 43 31 12
1926 47 36 11
1927 47 36 11
1928 52 43 9
1929 53 38 15
1930 39 28 11
1931 41 29 12
1932 28 22 6
1933 28 16 12
1934 25 17 8
1935 22 17 5
1936 24 14 10
1937 13 7 6
1938 19 12 7
1939 12 12 0
1940 9 9 0
1941 12 12 0
1942 12 12 0
1943 5 5 0
1944 13 8 5
1945 9 9 0
1946 6 6 0
1947 18 12 6
1948 16 10 6
1949 10 5 5
1950 16 10 6
1952 16 7 9
1953 10 5 5
1954 10 10 0
1955 6 6 0
1956 5 0 5
1957 5 5 0
1959 5 5 0
1961 5 5 0
1968 7 7 0
1969 8 8 0
1970 11 0 11
1971 32 19 13
1972 22 9 13
1973 36 12 24
1974 37 17 20
1975 53 17 36
1976 69 32 37
1977 47 29 18
1978 31 12 19
1979 46 22 24
1980 44 22 22
1981 68 23 45
1982 95 32 63
1983 114 60 54
1984 141 53 88
1985 191 100 91
1986 184 81 103
1987 248 109 139
1988 332 161 171
1989 492 226 266
1990 498 227 271
1991 577 263 314
1992 627 294 333
1993 627 296 331
1994 672 299 373
1995 642 308 334
1996 483 219 264
1997 475 235 240
1998 459 234 225
1999 507 240 267
2000 544 263 281
2001 519 251 268
2002 464 237 227
2003 490 245 245
2004 436 210 226
2005 313 128 185
2006 54 21 33
2007 46 28 18
2008 47 26 21
2009 40 24 16
2010 41 20 21
2011 32 16 16
2012 30 11 19
2013 34 18 16
2014 27 16 11
2015 36 24 12
2016 35 22 13
2017 24 13 11

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Popularity of Baby as a first name

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Popularity of Baby as a last name

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Common last names for Baby

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Baby U.S.
  White 19.54% 64.26%
  African American 5.37% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 71.01% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.79% 16.26%

Of Last Name Baby

People with the last name Baby are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Baby

  • How Popular is the name Baby? Baby is the 2,263rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Baby was the 36,426th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Baby have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 11,949 babies born with the first name Baby in the United States. That's more than enough people named Baby to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Baby? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Baby first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Baby is Thursday, March 15th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Baby born? The highest recorded use of the first name Baby was in 1994 with a total of 373 babies.
  • Random Baby Factoid: According to the 1997 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Baby ranks 66th in popularity as a baby girl's name in District of Columbia. Imagine that, 15 babies in District of Columbia have the same name as you in 1997.
  • Weird things about the name Baby: Your name in reverse order is Ybab. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ybba. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Baby? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 614 people with the last name Baby.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Baby? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Baby as their last name since less than 1 person in 476k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.